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Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 21 Match Summary

PBKS vs KKR, 2021 - T20 Summary

Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Scorecard
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123/9 (20.0/20)
126/5 (16.4/20)
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Punjab Kings by 5 wickets
PBKS 123/9
Bat Top Batsmen
31 (34)
  • 1x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 91.17SR
30 (18)
  • 1x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 166.66SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
4
OVERS
30/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 5.50
4
OVERS
22/2
R/W
KKR 126/5
Bat Top Batsmen
47 (40)
  • 4x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 117.50SR
41 (32)
  • 7x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 128.12SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
1
OVERS
5/1
R/W
2
OVERS
20/1
R/W
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That is it from this game. Kolkata begin their Ahmebadad leg with a win that ends their 4-game winning run. Punjab faild to adjust to the new environment and succumbed to another loss. The action in the league continues on Tuesday, 27th April. As Risabh Pant's Delhi takes on Kohli's Banglore. That game begins at 1930 local (1400 GMT). We shall see you then. Till then goodbye and take care.
Eoin Morgan, Kolkata skipper and Man of the Matxh, says winning has not been easy and they have worked really hard, the performance today was really impressive especially with the ball. Adds Punjab are a tough side to play against but they did well to chase it down. Mentions from the 12th and 13th kver of the first innings the wicket was sliding on and it kept getting better and better. Adds giving 4 overs on the trot is something he does not do a lot but Mavi bowled well and he wanted him to bowl to Gayle. States their spinners are variation bowlers, they do not rely a lot on turn and they try and control the line and length and they did that well. Says they hope today is the start of something. Ends by wishing people who are sick well and he says if they stick together, they can beat this.
The win was set-up by the Kolkata bowlers as they managed to restrict Punjab to a paltry score of 123. Shivam Mavi, Sunil Narine, and Varun Chakravarthy were superb as they all went under 6 rpo and grabbed at least one wicket with Narine getting two. Cummins and prasidh Krishna got 2 and 3 wickets each but the duo was expensive. Punjab never got going and managed to reach a respectable total thanks to Chris Jordan. That though was not enough to get them a win.
Kolkata's smiling Rahul Tripathi is caught for a chat. Rahul Tripsrhi says it was an important win after the loses. Adds the bowlers did really well, they did lose a few wickets but they knew if they bat sensibly, they’ll chase it down. Adds there was some help for the bowlers but it was coming on better in the second innings. Mentions he thought he was run out as he was late to dive and he was upset but was happy after watching the replay. Ends by saying he was set and he wanted to take a chance, it was a half hearted chance and he played a rash shot but he is happy they chased it down in 17 overs.
Punjab skipper, KL Rahul says it is a tough night, it is never nice to be on a losing side, he is lost for words and they should have adapted. Mentions they could have applied themselves a lot more and expected the batters to be a lot smarter and get an extra 20 to 30 runs. Adds the wicket was a bit two-paced and it also remained up and down and it was difficult to bat with the new ball. Also says good teams assess quickly and they could not do that and he hopes they can learn from their mistakes. Admits the catch taken by Ravi was awesome and they have been a good fielding side and Rhodes has pushed everyone to work hard on that aspect of the game and it is coming off nicely.
A performance full of heart from Punjab but they just did not have enough runs on the board and dew did not help their cause either. Henriques, Shami, Arshdeep and Hooda were all among the wickets. Bishnoi did not get any wicket but was very good. In the end, one cannot be critical of Punjab bowlers as defending 124 needed miracle which they did not get.
Chasing a sub-par target of 124, Kolkata started off awfully as they lost Rana, Gill and Narine all departed in the first three overs. There were fears that Kolkata would mess up this chase. But Tripathi continued his fine form and Morgan found his touch too. Chasing such a low total, the two-time champions needed one solid stand. That is what Tripathi and Morgan's 64-run stand gave. Tripathi was unable to finish things off and neither could Russell. Morgan though stuck till the end and along with Karthik ensured they managed to get over the line.
Finally, Kolkata end their losing run and get back to winning ways. They did make things very difficult for themselves but have got over the line. Punjab will be happy with the fight shown by the bowlers but their batting has failed for the third time this season and that will worry KL Rahul and coach Kumble.
Over 16.4 : 126/5
11 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 416.2
  • 216.3
  • 416.4
D. Karthik
12 (6)
E. Morgan
47 (40)
A. Singh
2.4-0-27-1
16.4
4
Arshdeep Singh To Dinesh Karthik
FOUR! Thumped! Kolkata win it in style! Short and on middle, this is hammered through mid-wicket for a boundary. KOLKATA WIN BY 5 WICKETS!
16.3
2
Arshdeep Singh To Dinesh Karthik
Only two needed! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled over mid-wicket for a couple.
16.2
4
Arshdeep Singh To Dinesh Karthik
FOUR! Just the 4 needed! Full and on off, this hit down the ground for a boundary.
16.1
1
Arshdeep Singh To Eoin Morgan
A slower short one, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
Over 16 : 115/5
13 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 415.4
  • 615.5
  • 115.6
E. Morgan
46 (39)
D. Karthik
2 (3)
D. Hooda
2-0-20-1
15.6
1
Deepak Hooda To Eoin Morgan
A single to end! On middle, it is hit down to long on for one.
15.5
6
Deepak Hooda To Eoin Morgan
SIX! Morgan wants to end it quickly! Also now has 7000 runs in T20s. A lovely shot to bring it up. Tossed up on off, Morgan makes room and lifts it over covers for a biggie.
15.4
4
Deepak Hooda To Eoin Morgan
FOUR! Finds the gap! Powerfully hit. Makes room and this is a full one outside off, it is smashed through covers for a boundary.
15.3
1
Deepak Hooda To Dinesh Karthik
Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
15.2
1
Deepak Hooda To Eoin Morgan
Yet again it is outside off, Morgan chops it through point for one.
15.1
0
Deepak Hooda To Eoin Morgan
Flatter and outside off, Morgan looks to cut but this one stays low and it's a dot.
Over 15 : 102/5
4 Runs
  • W14.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 214.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
E. Morgan
34 (34)
D. Karthik
1 (2)
R. Bishnoi
4-0-19-0
14.6
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
This time Morgan cuts and gets it to deep point for a single. Bishnoi finishes with 0/19. Anothr good day at the office for the leggie as the ball was wet but he has continued to enhance his reputation.
14.5
0
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
Short and wide outside off. Morgan chops it to backward point.
14.4
2
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
EDGED AND AWAY! Tossed up outside off, Morgan looks to paddle but gets a top edge. Luckily for Morgan it goes over the man at slip and away. Two taken.
14.3
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Dinesh Karthik
Another risky run but this time they get it. On the pads, DK flicks it to the right of short mid-wicket. The fielder there dives and stops the ball. Karthik puts a dive at the bowler's end but the throw is far off the stumps.
14.2
0
Ravi Bishnoi To Dinesh Karthik
Low full toss on off, Karthik pushes it to mid off.
Dinesh Karthik is the new man in!
14.1
W
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Russell has to go back and is this the turning point in this game? Can Punjab pull off a miraculous win here? Fabulous work from Arshdeep. Flighted delivery outside off. Morgan looks to defend but the ball goes to short third man off the outer half. Russell calls for the run but Morgan is hesitant. He still goes for it. Arshdeep sends the throw at the keeper's end on a bounce. KL Rahul guides it onto the stumps. The square leg umpire takes it upstairs and replays find Russell to be short.
Direct hit and Russell is in trouble.
Over 14 : 98/4
7 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 413.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
E. Morgan
31 (30)
A. Russell
10 (9)
C. Jordan
3-0-24-0
13.6
1
Chris Jordan To Eoin Morgan
Slower ball on middle. Morgan taps it in front of square on the off side for a single.
13.5
1
Chris Jordan To Andre Russell
This time Russell pulls it with control but to deep mid-wicket for one.
13.4
4
Chris Jordan To Andre Russell
EDGED AND FOUR! Second boundary for Russell and both have come with the inside edge. Good length ball on middle, Russell looks to pull but gets an inside edge which misses the stumps and goes fine down the leg side for a boundary.
13.3
0
Chris Jordan To Andre Russell
Slapped but straight to the fielder. Full around off, Russell muscles it but straight to Shami at short extra cover.
16 OV
13 Runs
D. Hooda to E. Morgan D. Karthik
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 415.4
  • 615.5
  • 115.6
15 OV
4 Runs
R. Bishnoi to E. Morgan A. Russell D. Karthik
  • W14.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 214.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
14 OV
7 Runs
C. Jordan to E. Morgan A. Russell
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 413.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
3 Runs
R. Bishnoi to E. Morgan A. Russell
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 012.6
12 OV
5 Runs
M. Shami to E. Morgan A. Russell
  • 011.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 411.5
  • 011.6
11 OV
7 Runs
D. Hooda to E. Morgan R. Tripathi
  • 110.1
  • 410.2
  • 110.3
  • 010.4
  • 110.5
  • W10.6
10 OV
8 Runs
C. Jordan to R. Tripathi
  • 09.1
  • 29.2
  • 49.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 29.6
9 OV
9 Runs
R. Bishnoi to R. Tripathi E. Morgan
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 48.3
  • 18.4
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
8 OV
13 Runs
C. Jordan to R. Tripathi E. Morgan
  • 47.1
  • 07.2
  • 4 LB7.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 47.6
7 OV
4 Runs
R. Bishnoi to E. Morgan R. Tripathi
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 1 LB6.6
6 OV
5 Runs
M. Shami to E. Morgan R. Tripathi
  • 45.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
10 Runs
A. Singh to R. Tripathi E. Morgan
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 14.3
  • 44.4
  • 04.5
  • 44.6
4 OV
10 Runs
M. Shami to E. Morgan
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 63.4
  • 03.5
  • 43.6
3 OV
7 Runs
A. Singh to R. Tripathi S. Narine
  • 42.1
  • 12.2
  • 02.3
  • 1 LB2.4
  • 12.5
  • W2.6
2 OV
5 Runs
M. Shami to S. Gill S. Narine
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 41.3
  • 01.4
  • W1.5
  • 1 WD1.6
  • 01.6
1 OV
5 Runs
M. Henriques to S. Gill N. Rana R. Tripathi
  • 40.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • W0.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Venue Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Kolkata Knight Riderswon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Kolkata Knight Riders beat Punjab Kings by 5 wickets
  • Player of the Match Eoin Morgan
  • Umpire Paul Reiffel (AUS), Yeshwant Barde (IND) and Sundaram Ravi (IND)
  • Referee Prakash Bhatt (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Punjab 123/9 in 20.0 overs
  • Punjab 102/8 in 18.2 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Punjab 91/6 in 16.0 overs
  • Punjab 53/3 in 9.5 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Punjab 46/3 in 9.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (6.3ovs): Kolkata against C Gayle (Caught) Successful (PUN: 1, KOL: 1)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Punjab 37/1
  • Kolkata 101/5 in 14.4 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 91/4 in 13.0 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 68/3 in 9.0 overs
  • 4th wicket partnership: 50 off 35 balls between R Tripathi (21) and E Morgan (24)
  • Kolkata 50/3 in 7.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 42/3
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